The first game I remember playing, and the first one I'll review.
Game-play: It is a turn-based role-playing-game like any other Pokemon game, but with new double battles, (that were new to us back then any way). New moves have been introduced and old ones return, and with over 100 new Pokemon, abilities, and natures. It is very addictive, and got me hooked onto the Pokemon formula. 100/100
Music & Sound:
Trumpets! Very good music that makes my heart move, even today. 100/100
Overall appeal: This game defined my childhood and was the first taste I got of the Pokemon games,any fan of Pokemon should play these games, though I recommend Emerald version over Ruby or Sapphire.